Characterization of Neural Tuning: Visual Lead-in Movements Generalize in Speed and Distance [chapter]

Ian S. Howard, Sae Franklin, David W. Franklin
2018 Biosystems and Biorobotics  
Prior work has shown that independent motor memories of opposing dynamics can be learned when the movements are preceded by unique lead-in movements, each associated with a different direction of dynamics. Here we examine generalization effects using visual lead-in movements. Specifically, we test how variations in lead-in kinematics, in terms of duration, speed and distance, effect the expression of the learned motor memory. We show that the motor system is more strongly affected by changes in
more » ... ected by changes in the duration of the movement, whereas longer movement distances have no effect. Financial support was provided by the Wellcome Trust and the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_206 fatcat:azxtllsfrvg2tpguux7h26v4wa